The matchups haven’t all been set yet, but we’re about to begin another season of playoff baseball. And for the first time in 9 years, I have a real rooting interest.
But while we’re waiting, let’s take a look at a piece of memorabilia from the Mets’ first World Series appearance.
If you’ve got $9,999.99 burning a hole in your pocket, you could own the cap Tom Seaver wore in 1969. Press Pass Collectibles is selling the cap, which had previously been owned by a family member of a former Shea Stadium security officer.
Now I don’t really have to worry about making those kind of decisions. If I did, I think I’d be looking for “wow factor.” No matter how much sparkle & foil are used to make them, modern baseball cards can’t beat memorabilia in that department.
There’s one nice thing about Mondays… the mailbox is usually full. In addition to the usual junk mail, bills and the like, today I found an eBay package and two SASEs. What did I get? Let’s see.
First, the eBay package. I won a Gene Walter-signed Barry Colla postcard from melbournecowboys last week for $2. From 1985 through 1995, noted photograph Barry Colla produced postcards for the Mets. The players used them to handle autograph requests.